Best Memory Card for Nikon Cameras – Choosing the Best SD Card for Video on Nikon Cameras


So you just got a Nikon camera but don’t
know what memory card to get? Let’s find out which one is the best one for your camera. Hey everyone, Camber here back with you, and
today I want to tell you what is the best memory card for video for your
Nikon camera. And if you’re new here, this channel is all about teaching you how to
use your camera to make good videos so consider subscribing. Now a while back I
made another video about what all the different numbers on memory cards mean
and how to choose the best one based on your camera’s max recording bitrate, but
the most common question I still get asked on that video is, “Hey, I just got
this camera. What’s the best memory card for it?” So let me know down in the
comments which camera you’re using. So what I’m gonna do in this video is
group these Nikon cameras by their max recording bitrate and show you what card
I suggest, as well as how much recording time that will give you when filming at
that highest rate. And I have links for all the cards down below in the
description so you can check that out once you find out which card you need
for your camera. And I also have timestamps below so you can find your
camera model and skip ahead to see what you’ll need. And if anything I say here
is confusing as far as card sizes or speed class ratings, just go check out
this other video I made here about what all the different numbers on the memory
cards mean, and then you’ll understand what we’re talking about here. So the
first two cameras we’ll look at are the D610 and the D7100, which both have a
maximum recording bit rate of 24 Mb/s. And for these I recommend this 32GB card which will allow you to shoot at Full HD for
just under three hours. And the card sizes I’m suggesting here are based on my own
personal minimum of two hours of shooting time so that when I’m at live
events like a wedding, I can leave my cameras rolling and not have to worry
about running out of space. But if you think you need more time, then you can
just go with the next higher size up and that’ll double your recording time. Or if
you think you need less time, just go with the next size down and that’ll be
half the time. Next up we have the D750 which shoots at a maximum of 28 megabits
per second, and for this camera I suggest the same 32GB card, however since
it shoots at a higher bit rate of 28 Mb/s, which will give you better quality, it’ll give you Full HD for just over two and a half hours. Next
up we have the D5300, which shoots at a maximum of 38 megabits
per second. And for this camera I suggest a 64GB card which allow you to
shoot at Full HD for about three hours and forty-five minutes.
Next we have the D810 which shoots at a maximum of 42 megabits per second. And
for this camera I suggest the same 64GB card, however because it does
have that higher bit rate of 42 megabits per second, it’ll only give you about 3
hours and 23 minutes of recording time at Full HD. And the last group of cameras
that shoots at a maximum of 144 Mb/s, we have the Z6, the Z7, the D850,
D5, D500, and D7500. And for these cameras I suggest this 128GB, U3
card which allow you to shoot at 4K for just under 2 hours. And those are the
best memory cards that I suggest for video for these various Nikon
cameras. And again I have links down below in the description for all the
cards so you can find the one that I talked about for your camera, click on the link,
and it will take you right over to what you need. If you do have any more
questions, just leave them down in the comments, I’ll try to clarify anything I
can. If this video is helpful, go ahead and leave a like, subscribe if you haven’t,
and I’ll see you soon!

Zane Wilson

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